"By my first ancestor if it is not one of their great chiefs
," he said, "and we were told that slaves and criminals were to play for the stake of this game."
Nez Perce camp A chief
with a hard name The Big Hearts of the East Hospitable treatment The Indian guides Mysterious councils The loquacious chief
Indian tomb Grand Indian reception An Indian feast Town-criers Honesty of the Nez Perces The captain's attempt at healing.
She was accompanied by most of the chiefs
. The behaviour of all was very proper: they begged for nothing, and seemed much pleased with Captain Fitz Roy's presents.
He had been twenty years among the Arickaras, had a squaw and troop of piebald children, and officiated as interpreter to the chiefs
. Through this worthy organ the two dignitaries signified to Mr.
Later in the day a deputation of Rewa chiefs
waited upon John Starhurst.
extended his arm and taking the other by the wrist, they once more exchanged friendly salutations.
"Now ye have heard, chiefs
," said Infadoos, when he had done, "what say ye: will ye stand by this man and help him to his father's throne, or will ye not?
"Would that I could see its walls crumble to dust!" thought the chief
justice; and, in the bitterness of his heart, he shook his fist at the famous hall.
This was so obviously the right thing to say for an officer of Chief
Inspector Heat's reputation that it was perfectly delightful.
Tarzan explained to the chief
that his people would follow him in a canoe, probably the next day, and that though he might go on ahead of them the chief
was to receive them kindly and have no fear of them, for Mugambi would see that they did not harm the chief
's people, if they were accorded a friendly reception.
"That's radium," answered the Chief
. "We Horners spend all our time digging radium from the mines under this mountain, and we use it to decorate our homes and make them pretty and cosy.
So the chief
of police ordered a gallows to be erected, and sent criers to proclaim in every street in the city that a Christian was to be hanged that day for having killed a Mussulman.